Warner, Prasad form alliance

Duo to restore films

MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies.

Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama.

Companies will pool resources, skills and capacity and build a dedicated high speed line between them enabling speedy transfer of content between the Burbank and Chennai facilities.

Hollywood firms are increasingly attracted by India’s technical capacities. Country, which is a growing entertainment market, is also seen as a global IT sector leader and boasts labor costs a fraction of those in the U.S. Earlier this year Sony acquired a majority stake in another Chennai company FrameFlow, which it will integrate into its Sony Pictures Imageworks unit (Variety, Feb 21, 2007.) Although Indian films rarely boast high quality effects companies such as Eros Entertainment is investing $5 million in Eyeqube Studios, a start-up Indian visual effects company with multi-Emmy-winner Charles Darby.

“We have an extensive set of tools for post production and restoration that we can apply to our various project and the Prasad facility can handle standard def, 2K and 4K and it shares our own commitment to excellence,” Chuck Dages, executive VP, emerging technology, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, said. “In addition to bringing our combined skills to each other’s projects, the time difference between the two companies will allow us to work on projects twenty four hours a day.”

“This (alliance) is going to enable us to share their considerable knowledge and experience from the global market and will enable us to add considerable value,” Sai Prasad of Prasad, said.

Prasad Corporation is a member of the 50 year old Prasad Group which is the largest post production services provider in Indi and introduced use of digital intermediates to India.

More Film

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Feasts on $150 Million Opening

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • 'Ideal Home' Review: Steve Coogan, Paul

    Film Review: 'Ideal Home'

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • 'Calibre' Review: A Terrific, Intensely Terrifying

    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • CHRIS PRATT stars as Owen in

    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    MUMBAI — Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging and India’s Prasad Corp have formed a strategic alliance intended to provide digital post production and restoration services to Indian, Hollywood and int’l film companies. Restoration in India has already begun on triple Oscar winning 1962 romancer “How the West was won,” which was originally shot in Cinerama. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content